The Usual Suspects
Feel way older than I look. I enjoy vicariously watching people fish on youtube and I spend my free time trying to make a halfway decent shot with the golf clubs I got on consignment at the golf range. A compulsive hoarder, I have so many books, whiskies and vinyls that it’s starting to look like a problem.
I like whiskies that are medium to heavy weight, floral and delicate on the nose, on the sweeter fruitier side for taste, waxy and tart, crisp and clean on the finish.
My favorite go to bottle is a Springbank 12 Year Old.
I rap to angry Eminem tracks every morning while I make my way downtown to a white collar job. Studied the bar expecting to be like Harvey Specter but just became became a professional emailer. I have spent too much time on Dota, anime and space westerns to deny I’m an otaku.
I like sweet pineapples, mangoes, Chinese hawberries (山楂) and thick oily textures in my whisky. I also love exploring (where my wallet permits) vintage Islay whiskies with notes of aromatic but gentle smoke that really elevates the dram.
I keep a ready stash of the Redbreast 12 Years Cask Strength and Chichibu The Peated 2018.
Hi everyone! I'm perpetually curious about everything around me which leads to me picking up a collection of random etcetera skills and fun facts. I'm always up to try new things and most recently I tried everything from tennis to golf and then mahjong.
A marketer at heart, I like to figure new ways to communicate to an audience the value of something. I take care of our site as well as social media accounts, so if you DM us, you're probably talking to me.
I love anime, videogames and crystals.
I love fried chicken as my name suggests, and cakes as well. I have two pugs who are the loves of my life next to Rilakkuma. A hypebeast who values comfort, I'm always alternating between streetwear and maternity-wear.
I help with the daily operations by ensuring your bottles are packed and ready to be sent out to you, so I guess I'm the bartender then.
For a long time, whisky seemed like alien nail polish to me. But I’ve since grown to appreciate the magic that goes behind each bottle. Now my aim is to help make learning about whiskey more fun and accessible! I generate new content and initiatives to do so.
Hobbies include watching exercise videos on YouTube with my butt glued to the chair the entire time, and bookmarking online recipes with zero intention to ever cook any of them.
Widely recognised as an abusive plantfather. Disastrously unfit for someone with three dive certs and trekking gear. My day job involves fighting* with bureaucrats across Asia — until nighttime, when I continue to do the same thing, but with more crying.
Here to find, curate, and amplify great experiences for great people; so I do partnerships @ 88B. Hopefully that means we'll get to shake hands soon!
* We're frenemies, it's complicated, my therapist & I have spoken at length about this.
An avid reader – I read biographies, the terms and conditions and vogue. I got called to the bar for my day job and when there are clear blue skies I would much rather be called outdoors spending the day in the sun at the beach or going for a jog - anything that would get me a tan.
I enjoy exploring new cuisines and checking out new tables and bars after work. Will almost never say no to Thai, Japanese or Italian food. My ideal Saturday would begin with an overpriced iced latte and end with a gin and tonic.
As far as my friends can tell, I basically run on pizza, alchohol and Haribo gummy bears, although I am told that I also have an old soul. My day job demands that I closely follow financial events and economics. With what little spare time left, I write poetry and raw prose, and I find myself enjoying a good read, barre, yoga, and golf. Well, all of which inevitably leads me to my wind-down ritual every week: a hot bath and a good (alcoholic) drink.
The most unforgettable dram I had was an off-menu whisky which was independently bottled in-house by The Public Eight bar located at the Singapore National Gallery. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the distillery but trust me, it is so, so good!
My fascination with rum has been an ongoing affair for the longest time, since my childhood reading about exciting adventures of pirates and the Royal Navy in the exotic Caribbean, and how this magical liquid would feature in it all. It's that sense of exotic-ness that really drew me in to learn and appreciate it.
Even as premium rum is slowly gaining popularity, there is still so much to explore about rum because of the plethora of variations - different raw materials, distillation methods, origins, terroir, aged and unaged; all contributing to a really exciting category!